2017-10-06 / Front Page

Greg Crawford to contend for county judge position


Greg Crawford Greg Crawford Lampasas native Greg Crawford has announced his intention to run for county judge in 2018.

The race to succeed County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse, who is not seeking re-election, has drawn several candidates.

Crawford, who graduated from Lampasas High School in 1971, has been a teacher, football/ track coach and athletic director. His 33-year tenure included stops at San Saba, Seymour, Alice, Fort Bend, Gregory- Portland, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Shoemaker High School in Killeen.

Although he is no longer coaching high school football, Crawford has continued to work with students over the past seven years while being employed at Harker Heights Elementary School.

“I need a new challenge,” the Republican candidate said of his motivation to enter the political arena. “My goal is to keep the county running on an even keel and [promote] continuing growth, and to keep property taxes within the county low.

“The best quality formed from my experiences as an educator and athletic director,” Crawford added, “stands as my encounters with many different sides of the communities I served around Texas, including administration, employees under my supervision, budgets, parents and students.”

Crawford said when making decisions, he has tried to focus on a “common sense” solution and “what the right thing to do was, while staying in consideration of each individual situation.”

Crawford returned to Lampasas County 10 years ago so he could live near his home place and enjoy the hunting. He is a member of the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, Lampasas County Museum, Quarterback Club and Farm Bureau.

“I would love to serve all the residents of Lampasas County, so they can always be assured of common sense, fairness and the betterment of Lampasas County,” he said.

Candidate filing will be Nov. 11-Dec. 11. Party primary elections will be March 6, 2018.

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